A total of 355 second-year and third-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students of the Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges College of Health Sciences gathered for the first time since 2019, to participate in the traditional Capping, Pinning, and Candle Lighting Ceremonies in a two-day activity on February 28 and March 1, 2022.
The ceremonies, which were held at the CSPC Auditorium on its first day and at the CSPC Gymnasium on its second day, marked the important transition of the students to being nurses, with the proud parents or guardians to assist them. A Thanksgiving mass was also held for the newly-recognized and qualified healthcare professionals and their parents.
Dr. Lizette T. Chuan of Tolete-Chuan Medical and Surgical Clinic and Dr. Lyndon H. Abanes of the Camarines Sur Provincial Health Office served as guest speakers for the ceremonies. Dr. Chuan, the guest speaker on the first day of ceremonies, reminded the students that they represent the school and to be “appreciative of your pin because it is not just a decorative item in your uniform, it tells about the institution you came from.” She also added that the ceremonies “signifies that you have joined the sisterhood and brotherhood of nurses, and you are ready to serve the society as a healthcare professional.”
CSPC President Charlito P. Cadag in a heartfelt message said he felt “so blessed for having been given this opportunity” to meet the students personally. “The opportunity of seeing them personally is more than itself a blessing” added Dr. Cadag as he addressed the frontrunners of the College authorized for limited face to face classes in light of the challenges of the current pandemic.